cracklib - A password-checking library

Property Value
Distribution ROSA 2014.1
Repository ROSA Main x86_64
Package name cracklib
Package version 2.8.18
Package release 4-rosa2014.1
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 103.64 KB
Download size 32.36 KB
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CrackLib tests passwords to determine whether they match certain
security-oriented characteristics. You can use CrackLib to stop
users from choosing passwords which would be easy to guess. CrackLib
performs certain tests:
* It tries to generate words from a username and gecos entry and
checks those words against the password;
* It checks for simplistic patterns in passwords;
* It checks for the password in a dictionary.
CrackLib is actually a library containing a particular
C function which is used to check the password, as well as
other C functions. CrackLib is not a replacement for a passwd
program; it must be used in conjunction with an existing passwd
Install the cracklib package if you need a program to check users'
passwords to see if they are at least minimally secure. If you
install CrackLib, you'll also want to install the cracklib-dicts


Package Version Architecture Repository
cracklib-2.8.18-4-rosa2014.1.i586.rpm 2.8.18 i586 ROSA Main
cracklib - - -


Name Value
cracklib == 2.8.18-4:2014.1


Name Value
lib64crack2 < 2.8.15
libcrack2 < 2.8.15


Type URL
Binary Package cracklib-2.8.18-4-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package cracklib-2.8.18-4.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable ROSA Main repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install cracklib rpm package:
    # urpmi cracklib




2014-06-27 - Alex Burmashev <> 2.8.18-4
+ Revision: da53fdc
- MassBuild#440: Increase release tag

See Also

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